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Saturday's Concert on the Prairie featured Paul Imholte, playing a series of unusual and original string instruments.
Music lovers enjoyed a serene evening atop the Blue Mounds State Park Saturday night when musician Paul Imholte played a variety of stringed instruments at the Interpretive Center. As part of the 2015 Life on the Prairie series of summer events, Saturday’s Concert on the Prairie featured the...
Workers from Legacy Power Lines Inc. of Wadena erect wooden electrical poles along a four-mile stretch between Hardwick and Kenneth on County Road 7. Once finished, the Sioux Valley Energy project upgrade will bring three-phase power to local customers.
An electricity distribution upgrade between Hardwick and Kenneth will provide more power to customers along the four-mile area in northeastern Rock County. Since June 2, workers from subcontractor Legacy Power Line Inc. of Wadena have been erecting wooden power poles along County Road 7 between...
Minneapolis-based VocalEssence performed with the Rolling Stones at their June 3 concert in the Twin Cities in front of an estimated 50,000 fans. Luverne native Katrina (Vander Kooi) Wallmeyer is VocalEssence’s director of development and communications.
A Luverne native was able to rub elbows recently with the legendary rock n’ roll band, The Rolling Stones. Katrina (Vander Kooi) Wallmeyer, a 2000 graduate of Luverne High School, is director of development and communications for the choral music programming organization VocalEssence. Wallmeyer has...
Dave Knips has been a nurse anesthetist with Sanford Luverne for more than 30 years, and he said his experience in the medical profession is well-suited for his new business venture, Medi Spa, which offers Botox and Dermafill treatments at his office in the back of the Salon 75 building in Luverne.
Dave Knips isn’t on a mission to make people look 20 years younger, but with his new Medi Spa business, he said he enjoys helping people feel better about themselves. “It’s not Joan Rivers and plastic surgery and big lips,” said Knips, who offers Botox and Dermafill treatments at his office in the...
Eastern neighborhoods of Luverne, south of County Road 4 (East Main Street), were underwater on June 16, 2014, when heavy rains caused the Rock River to overflow its banks. Mike and Karen Mensen’s two-story home is pictured surrounded by water.
Last year Father’s Day weekend celebrations were put on hold in Rock County as residents dealt with the aftereffects of severe flooding. The persistent weather front helped the area recover from a yearlong drought, but it turned into too much of a good thing June 14-16, 2014, when more than 13...
Honorary Chairwoman Merecie Domagala (far right) leads the survivors lap during Saturday night’s Relay for Life event at the Luverne City Park. In the golf cart is Domagala’s father-in-law, Del, also a cancer survivor, with his daughter Faye Bremer driving.
Relay for Life of Rock County surpassed this year’s goal of $35,000. The 2015 event culminated Friday, June 12, with the local Relay for Life event and marked the 15th year the event has been conducted in Rock County. With donations still coming in, the committee raised just over $36,000 in...
Nate Golla (left) holds the squealing pig for Exchange State Bank Branch Manager and Vice President Ryan DeBates to kiss during Friday night's Relay for Life of Rock County. After the exchange of affection, the pig quieted, prompting aonther peck from DeBates as Ryan Wynia with First Farmers and...
A home on West Luverne Street was damaged Wednesday night when it was struck by a vehicle driven by Maren Jane Overgaard, 45, of Luverne.
A Luverne woman is in jail after the vehicle she was driving struck a house. Maren Jane Overgaard, 45, was driving a 2006 GMC Envoy, owned by Tollefson Publishing of Luverne, when she left the roadway and struck a porch at 504 W. Luverne St. at 9:54 p.m., Wednesday, June 10. Homeowners Bill and...
Elzora Ott colors, cuts out and poses with the Flat Jesus she created Friday night, June 5, at the United Methodist Church’s Pie and Ice Cream Social during the Buffalo Days Celebration. “If Flat Stanley can go anywhere, you can take Jesus everywhere,” Ott said.
Luverne’s United Methodist Church is using crayons and paper to convey an important message. “We’re committed to bringing more life to the love of Jesus in the community,” said Pastor Dorie Hall. Called “Flat Jesus,” the message Hall conveyed to audience members at Sunday’s ecumenical church...

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